Blocks: Exabis Competencies - Competence grids

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The goal of this module is to work with competence grids within Moodle course-independently. Teachers and students can document their process in working with different competencies - students self-reflect and build up their competence-profile. Portfolio artefacts can be associated with competencies. The module was developed together with Kultusministerium Baden-Württemberg and Landesinstitut für Schulentwicklung.
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Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

The goal of this module is to bring competencies that have been provided (generate them at into Moodle-courses. Competencies from a students' sight can be expressed as "I can”-statements (example: "I can use spreadsheet formulas to solve a mathematical problem”).
These so-called descriptors (also referred to as outcomes or rubrics) document the acquisition of competencies (skills) in a certain subject. By this, educational standards can be transported across a whole school-type (Moodle-installation) giving teachers as well as students the opportunity to document their work with these competencies.

Teachers can add their own material to competencies documenting on which competence-fields they work with. Students can self-reflect, contribute by adding individual artefacts to competencies and build up their individual compentence-profile course-independently.

Also teachers can associate Moodle assignments with rubrics/outcomes.

The xml-file that contains the data that works with the block can be generated at:


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  • Picture of Aster Blistok
    Thu, 1 May 2014, 12:25 PM

    Is there an easy way to display student names filtered by groups; so that teachers from particular groups can see only their own students?

  • Picture of Marlise Nauer
    Sun, 3 Aug 2014, 5:23 PM
    Hallo Andreas, wollte die neuste Version von Exabis testen, soll ich dazu die Masterversion auf GitHub installieren (ist diese stabil) und wo kann ich den xml Importer downloaden? Lieber Gruss Marlise
  • Picture of Sakshi Goel
    Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 7:48 PM
    Hi Andreas ,
    This block is conflicting with Moodle theme . Some of the pages break such as home page, plugin overview etc. I have tested in Moodle clean theme. Your style.css may be not according to Moodle standard.
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 10:03 PM
    Hello, please take the code from: - the problem was fixed some while ago - we will update to in the next weeks, regards Andreas
  • Picture of Michal Fic
    Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 9:37 PM
    Hello Andreas,
    We are using exabis competencies block in our company LMS and so far it looks really good! I just encountered one problem and I wonder if you could help me. In settings of exacomp block I ticked option Automatical gain of competence through quizzes and I also set Quiz-percentage needed to gain competence to 75%, however, when employee finishes quizz, even thoug his score was 100% the competence is not gained automatically. When I look as an administrator to Overview of competencies tab I can see pictogram (three red lines) that employee finished activity asigned to required competence, but I still have to put tick inside the box manually otherwise the competence is not gained. Could you please advice me where could be the problem? Is there anything else in moodle that I need to setup to get it working automatically?

    Many thanks,

    Michal Fic
  • Picture of Marlise Nauer
    Tue, 7 Jul 2015, 7:56 PM
    Hallo Andreas
    Funktioniert das Plugin auch unter 2.9?

    Lieber Gruss
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, 8 Jul 2015, 5:54 AM
    Hallo Marlise, selbstverständlich! Wir haben gerade einen Auftrag von Baden-Württemberg erhalten unsere Module Richtung Individualisierung weiterzuentwickeln, unsere Module funktionieren auf allen aktuellen und kommenden Versionen, lg Andreas
  • Picture of Pascal Kurosinski
    Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 6:42 PM
    Looks like an interesting plugin. Unfortunately I cannot make it work (version 3.01 with Moodle 2.9).
    The step "subject selection" produces an error:
    Debug info: ERROR: for SELECT DISTINCT, ORDER BY expressions must appear in select list
    LINE 5: ORDER BY s.sorting, s.title

    SELECT DISTINCT, s.title, s.source, s.sourceid
    FROM mdl_block_exacompschooltypes s
    JOIN mdl_block_exacompmdltype_mm m ON m.stid = AND m.courseid = $1
    ORDER BY s.sorting, s.title

    [array (
    0 => 0,
    Error code: dmlreadexception
    Stack trace:

    line 445 of /lib/dml/moodle_database.php: dml_read_exception thrown
    line 244 of /lib/dml/pgsql_native_moodle_database.php: call to moodle_database->query_end()
    line 785 of /lib/dml/pgsql_native_moodle_database.php: call to pgsql_native_moodle_database->query_end()
    line 320 of /blocks/exacomp/lib/lib.php: call to pgsql_native_moodle_database->get_records_sql()
    line 3725 of /blocks/exacomp/lib/lib.php: call to block_exacomp_get_schooltypes_by_course()
    line 79 of /blocks/exacomp/courseselection.php: call to block_exacomp_build_schooltype_tree_for_courseselection()

    How can I fix this?

    Thanks for any help & best regards,
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 3:00 PM
    Hello Pascal, it should work now, you can download the newest version from - it was a postgres-problem,

    Best regards
  • Picture of Jan Lorenc
    Tue, 1 Nov 2016, 10:57 PM
    Hello Andreas,
    thank you for exabis modules, they are very helpful. We have been using them for some time but two weeks ago we upgraded moodle to version 3.05+ and eversince we are not able to get graphical interpretation of overal competences gained/self evaluated/not started as it was available before in a form of pie chart and line chart. Was this feature taken out from current version of exabis competences, or should we put more effort in proper setup of competence module? Many thanks for your answer.
    Best Reards,
  • Picture of syusan Jun
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 9:09 AM
    I am using Moodle 3.0.5.
    I upgraded exacomp 3.0.1 to 4.5.
    The radar chart is not displayed.

    4.5.0 (2016081702) Moodle 3.0, 3.1
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 2:59 PM
    We have switched the competence profile to a more detailed concept, you should be able to see a progress bar within competence fields now, regards Andreas
  • Picture of syusan Jun
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 3:44 PM
    Thanks andreas

    >> see a progress bar within competence fields now
    Is it a Grid View?

    Is there an admin manual of exacomp ver 4.5 ?
  • Mt. Fuji
    Sun, 19 Mar 2017, 11:21 AM
    Is still functioning? I created an account (received the confirmation e-mail and confirmed) but am unable to login to the account and also unable to reset the password...?
  • Picture of Daniel Gtn
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 4:15 AM
    Hi Jason, we don't know of any problems. you can pm your userid+email and i'll reset your password.
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